Jennifer Jones raises her brush after winning the Masters in Lloydminster, Sask. (Anil Mungal)

Jones secures spot in Humpty’s Champions Cup

November 7, 2017, 12:46 PM

Winnipeg’s Jennifer Jones is the latest to lock down a berth for the Humpty’s Champions Cup.

Jones claimed the Masters title last month in Lloydminster, Sask., to secure a spot in the season-ending Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling tournament running April 24-29, 2018, at Calgary’s WinSport Arena.

The team of Jones, third Kaitlyn Lawes, second Jill Officer and lead Dawn McEwen captured the inaugural Humpty’s Champions Cup in 2016.

“It feels great,” Jones said. “We love that event, it’s always nice to play that event to end the year and nice to have it under our belts so we don’t have to worry about it.”


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Jones dispatched provincial rival Kerri Einarson of East St. Paul 6-5 in the Masters women’s final to earn her record eighth Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling women’s title.

“It’s so tough. The events are so hard and I was really happy with how we performed,” said Jones, who finished the Masters with an unblemished 7-0 record. “We had a couple of rocky moments but came through with a big shot when we needed it. All-in-all, I’m pretty happy and it’s nice to qualify for the Champions Cup.”

The Humpty’s Champions Cup features all of the top winners of the season in one final showdown. From Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling champions, world champions, Olympic gold medallists and more, it’s a year-long quest for teams to punch their tickets to Calgary.

The 2014 Olympic gold medallist Jones joins a growing field that also includes reigning Humpty’s Champions Cup winners Brad Jacobs of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., and Ottawa’s Rachel Homan plus Tour Challenge Tier 1 champs Brad Gushue of St. John’s, N.L., and Edmonton’s Val Sweeting.

Gushue was victorious at the Masters as well opening up another spot for a World Curling Tour event winner.

HUMPTY’S CHAMPIONS CUP FIELD

Men’s Qualifying Events Women’s Qualifying Events
Humpty’s Champions Cup
defending champion
Brad Jacobs
Humpty’s Champions Cup
defending champion
Rachel Homan
Tour Challenge (Tier 1)/Masters
Brad Gushue
Tour Challenge (Tier 1)
Val Sweeting
Boost National
Nov. 14-19
Masters
Jennifer Jones
Meridian Canadian Open
Jan. 16-21
Boost National
Nov. 14-19
Princess Auto Elite 10
March 15-18
Meridian Canadian Open
Jan. 16-21
Players’ Championship
April 10-15
Players’ Championship
April 10-15
Pacific-Asia Championship
Nov. 2-9
Pacific-Asia Championship
Nov. 2-9
European Championship
Nov. 17-25
European Championship
Nov. 17-25
Winter Olympics
Feb. 14-24
Scotties Tournament of Hearts
Jan. 27-Feb. 4
U.S. National Championship
March 3-10
Winter Olympics
Feb. 14-25
World Junior Championship
March 3-11
U.S. National Championship
March 3-10
Tim Hortons Brier
March 3-11
World Junior Championship
March 3-11
World Championship
March 31-April 8
World Championship
March 17-25
World Curling Tour Spot 1
TBD
World Curling Tour Spot 1
TBD
World Curling Tour Spot 2
TBD
World Curling Tour Spot 2
TBD

** NOTE: If a team wins more than one of the events listed (e.g. Team Gushue captures the Tour Challenge Tier 1 and Masters) the winner of the next ranked World Curling Tour event based on strength of field will receive an invitation.

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